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funeral home

noun
1.
an establishment where the dead are prepared for burial or cremation, where the body may be viewed, and where funeral services are sometimes held.
Also called funeral chapel, funeral church, funeral parlor, funeral residence, mortuary.
Origin of funeral home
1935-1940
An Americanism dating back to 1935-40
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